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personal appeal. first lady michelle obama's speech to the democratic national convention aims to inspire voters to re-elect her husband. >> barack knows what it means when a family struggles. he knows what it means to want something more for your kids and grandkids. barack knows the american dream because he's lived it. rejecting romney. san antonio mayor julian castro uses the convention's keynote address to make the case against the gop ticket. >> their theory has been tested. it failed. our economy failed. the middle class paid the price, your family paid the price. mitt romney just doesn't get it. election violence in canada. quebec's newly elected premier is pulled off stage after a deadly shooting at her victory rally. the seal's story. one of the elite commandos who took out osama bin laden tells
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scott pelley about the mission and how it almost failed. >> at this point, i was pretty sure we were going in. >> going to crash? sure we were going in. >> going to crash? >> yeah. captioning funded by cbs this is the "cbs morning news" for wednesday, september 5, 2012. good morning everybody. good to be with you. i'm terrell brown. at the democratic national convention is it's all about re-electing president obama. former president bill clinton makes his case tonight. last night speaker after speaker cast president obama as a champion of the people and his rival mitt romney as rich and out of touch. and the democrats have a new star in san antonio mayor julian castro. but the evening belonged to first lady michelle obama as her husband and daughters watched from the white house, her message was simple. president obama is just like you. susan mcginnis is in charlotte with more this morning. good morning to you, susan. >> terrell, good morning. michelle obama had this arena captivated and the crowd roaring last night in a speech that's
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being called emotional and intelligent. she laid out her case for giving her husband one more term. michelle obama had everyone on the convention floor on their feet. >> i love michelle. i love her. >> some had tears in their eyes as mrs. obama spoke passionately about her husband. >> i have seen firsthand that being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> she says this president is a man whose upbringing and family values mean he'll look out for all americans. >> when it comes to rebuilding our economy, barack is thinking about folks like my dad and like his grandmother. that's why he cut taxes for working families and small businesses and fought to get the auto industry back on its feet. >> while the first lady stayed mostly away from politics, keynote speaker julian castro dove right in. he got the crowd fired up when
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he answered the question, are we better off today than we were four years ago? >> four years ago america stood on the brink of a depression. despite incredible odds and united republican opposition, our president took action and now we've seen 4.5 million new jobs. >> castro also made a pitch to hispanic voters. >> because he knows we don't have an ounce of talent to waste, the president took action to lift the shadow of deportation from a generation of young law abiding immigrants called dreamers. >> tonight president bill clinton will be the star. >> they have clint eastwood. we have the clintons. i think we win. >> he's expected to share how he got the economy rolling and why he believes president obama can do it as well. >> a lot of people respect president clinton for what he did as a president. when he left the office, the economy was in a far better condition than when he took office. >> for those watching at home, president clinton has to compete with the start of the nfl season.
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today roll call votes will officially renominate the president and vice president. president obama travels to charlotte today, terrell. no events officially on his schedule for tonight. >> susan thank you so much. let's go to steve chaggaris, executive washington editor for for more on the speeches last night. >> we saw speech after speech touting president obama's accomplishments over the past few years. you saw his wife michelle obama humanizing him with personal stories, you saw her talking about the things he's done over the last few years. you saw julian castro you saw the keynote speaker also praising president obama but criticizing his opponent, mitt romney. this is all on the cusp of a general election that's going to be hard-fought, going to be tight until the end. tonight you're going to hear president bill clinton, one of the more popular democrats out there, talking about the economy, the fact that while
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president obama has made inroads on fixing the economy that he needs four more years to finish the job. i think there's a hope there that president clinton's popularity will rub off on the president -- the current president moving forward. steve chaggaris, cbs news in charlotte. you can see former president clinton's speech tonight. coverage begins 10:00 p.m. eastern right here on cbs. mitt romney is taking another day to practice for the upcoming debates with president obama but his running mate paul ryan is back on the stump attending rallies in iowa. and utah. the vp candidate was at a noisy rally in west lake iowa, tuesday and made his case that america is not better off than it was four years ago. >> president obama can tell you that. he cannot tell you you're better off. after four years of getting the run around, what america needs is a turn around. and the man for that job is mitt romney. at a rally in cedar rapids,
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ryan said mr. obama faced a tough economy four years ago but made things worse. he and other republicans blasted the national debt. the treasury department says it topped $16 trillion last friday. the fed has poured in more than $50,000 worth of red ink for every man, woman and child in this country. get ready for another fight over the debt ceiling. that will be reached by the end of the year. good news out of detroit, auto sales kicked into overdrive. demand for full-size pickups jumped 16% helping make august the strongest month for auto sales in three years. as dean reynolds reports, the increased demand means businesses are more confident the economy is recovering. >> 5 million americans either build or sell cars and trucks and workers showing up for the midday shift at gm's plant in arlington, texas, were smiling. >> that's wonderful. i hope they keep going up. everybody here needs to keep working. >> sales growth in august exceeded predictions and led usually cautious company
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executives like kurt mcneill of gm to crow about their progress. >> when you think about all the jobs that we provide to the u.s. and the supply base, it's incredibly important and it will continue to become more and more important to this great country. >> a small bump in the construction industry fueled pickup sales and it helped move suvs and sedans. with easier financing. says car makers have recovered from the recession. >> there's no doubt the u.s. industry is in better shape. the entire auto industry is in better shape than four years ago. it's really returning more to the way things were before 2008. >> the u.s. industry is now on pace to sell 14.5 million vehicles this year, 4 million more than their 30-year sales low in 2009. but to get to this point, chrysler and gm had to go through bankruptcy, had to close more than 3,000 dealerships and shed workers.
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1.2 million people were in auto manufacturing a decade ago. now, there are just 790,000. while the u.s. market seems to be growing, economic problems in europe are proving to be a huge problem for the big three automakers here. gm alone lost $200 million in europe during the first half of this year. dean reynolds, cbs news, chicago. general motors next earnings report is october 31st, six days before the election. analysts expect gm will show a large enough profit in north america that will more than offset the continued losses in europe. in canada, a gunman opened fire at a political rally killing one person and wounding another. police captured the suspect late last night after he allegedly started shooting during a midnight victory celebration for quebec's new premier. her party believes the french-speaking provinces should separate from canada was immediately whisked off stage. she was not hurt.
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the gunman set a fire outside the theater before being caught. to the cleanup from isaac. hundreds of evacuees started returning home. owe fgs officials say the storm, it damaged 13,000 homes, caused serious flooding in ten parishes. 36,000 customers still have no electricity in louisana and more than 200 miles of roadway have been cleared. now, this is pretty gross. crews in southern mississippi are out picking up thousands of dead nutria. pretty name. not when you see it. huge rat-like rodents with big orange teeth. they're washing up on beaches after drowning in hurricane isaac's huge storm surge. the swamp rats are an invasive species wreaking havoc on native wetland vegetation. before we all throw up, let's take a break. coming up on the morning news, mark your calendar. rumors of a release date for the iphone 5 after a possible hidden message in an apple invitation. this is the morning news. [ horn honks ] hurry up or we'll miss the bus!
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cbs "moneywatch" time on a wednesday. damage control for facebook stock plus a hidden message from apple, and where's the beef at mcdonald's. ashley morrison in new york with that and more. good morning, ash. good morning terrell. overseas markets were jittery. ahead of the meeting with the european central bank. tokyo's nikkei fell 1% to a near five-week low and the hang seng lost 1.5%. wall street ended on a mixed note. following the labor day holiday. the dow jones industrial average fell nearly 55 points but the nasdaq finished the day up 8 points. facebook's mark zuckerberg is friending his shares of the company, keeping them for at least another year easing fears of investors who worried a flood of new shares on the market could depress the price even further. the stock is valued at less than the ipo offering price of $38 in may. walmart slashes layaway fee after reviving the service for the holiday season. the retailer says customer feedback led it to reduce the charge to $5 from $15. customers will get the 5 bucks
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back in a gift card after their final payment. it comes a day after toys-r-us announced it's waiving its layaway service fee through october. the world's largest fast food hamburger chain is going vegetarian. mcdonald's plans to open restaurants in india with entirely meatless menus. mcdonald's says it's what customers there want. the company already has 250 locations in india, but those serve chicken. apple is expected to unveil the successor to the iphone 4s next week. this is the invitation sent to reporters that shows a big 12 indicating the date of the event. but it casts a shadow that forms the number 5. industry experts say it will be thinner with a longer screen and will work faster with wireless networks. you know, terrell, who doesn't want to be faster, thinner, taller, smarter. >> dhoont doesn't that sound good. >> it would be funny if this were a joke and said psyche, just kidding. just a coincidence we had that
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five thing. >> i don't think that's going to be the case, though. a lot of disappointed fans. >> ashley morrison, good to see you. when we come back, your wednesday morning weather and in sports, pennant fever. the race to october baseball heats up on both coasts. this is the "cbs morning news." [ male announcer ] if you stash tissues like a squirrel stashes nuts, you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec® liquid gels. nothing starts working faster than zyrtec® at relieving your allergy symptoms for 24 hours.
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partly sunny in los angeles, 86 degrees. let's check your national forecast. south central states will see scorching temperatures topping 100 degrees today while the eastern seaboard and the panhandle get soaked with rain. expect heavy downpours in the upper midwest while the great plains and eastern ohio valleys should be dry. look for thunderstorms to roll through the southwest. in sports this morning, a pair of extra innings thrillers out west. bottom of the ninth in san francisco. the giants hoping pablo sandoval's fly ball to center field will end it, but arizona's upton makes the catch and crashes into the wall. top of the 11th. there's one hit over the right fielder's head good enough for a triple. this brings home the go ahead run. arizona wins it 8-6. no late inning magic for the dodgers. the dodgers fall in extra innings to the padres thanks to 11th inning rbis by logan forsythe and chase headway. san diego wins this one 6-3.
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the rays for the american league east is as tight as can be. the orioles facing the blue jays, no score in the fifth. mark reynolds, three-run homer just over the left field fence. that's all the scoring baltimore needs. they win it 12-0. and new york, running into trouble in tampa bay. third inning, evan longoria can't blasts a homer to left and puts the rays in front. tampa bay goes back-to-back, desmond jennings and b.j. upton. homer to put this away for the rays. it's 5-2. baltimore's win and new york's loss puts the two teams in a first place tie with tampa bay just a game and a half behind. when we come back, a navy seal's story. new details about the raid at osama bin laden's complex last year from a seal who was there and who wrote a newly released book on it. [ male announcer ] one try can change everything. from a seal who was there and who wrote a newly released book on it. from a seal who was and who wrote a newly released book on it. from a seal who was and who wrote a newly released book on it. ,,,,
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here's a look at the weather in some cities around the country. in d.c., thunderstorms, 88 degrees. same deal in atlanta, 86.
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strong afternoon thunderstorms in st. louis, 94 degrees. sunny in denver, 83. sunny out in seattle, 80 degrees. one of the seal team 6 members who flew into osama bin laden's pakistani compound last year under the cover of darkness is revealing details about his orders and what went wrong. scott pelley got the exclusive interview with the seal ahead of the release of his book, "no easy day." >> was the plan to kill osama bin laden or capture him before you went in? >> this was absolutely not a kill-only mission. it was made very clear to us throughout our training for this that, hey, if given the opportunity this is not an assassination. you will capture him alive if feasible. >> that was the preferred thing? >> yes. >> to take him alive if you could? >> yes.
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we're not there to assassinate somebody, sent in to murder him, this was hey, kill or capture. they would fly from afghanistan in two modified blackhawk helicopters to bin laden's compound in abbottabad pakistan. pakistan didn't know they were coming. it was flown by the 160th special operations aviation regiment, flew at treetop level on a moonless night to avoid pakistani air defenses. owen showed us on a model that we built how they reached the target and prepared to slide down ropes into the compound, but then everything went wrong in owen's chopper. >> we banked hard 90 degrees. once we went hard 90, it was very apparent that something was wrong. >> something about the downdraft hitting the complex of walls below caused the heavily-loaded helicopter to falter in the air. >> these pilots are the best in the world.
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you don't get better than these guys. typically, they move right in and they stick it. it's like parking a car for these guys. it was a rough, rough ride. so something was obviously going on. tail rotor and everything happened to miss this wall here. we were sliding and falling out of the sky this way. at this point, i was pretty sure we were going in. >> going to crash? >> yeah. >> as the helicopter is going down, what were you thinking? >> this is going to suck. hey, wow. >> scott pelley reporting. the pentagon has serious concerns after reviewing the book alleging it contains classified information that should have never been published. owen maintains it has no classified information. in any case, you can see the complete interview with scott pelley this sunday on "60 minutes." coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," eight-time nba allstar dwyane wade on the show. i'm terrell brown. this is the "cbs morning news." nugs. ewnugs.
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both presidential candidates are courting women voters. last night at the democratic national convention, two dozen democratic women from the house took the stage and charged that the republicans were waging a war on women. mr. obama won the women vote four years ago. wyatt andrews looks at how some women feel about the president and mitt romney today. >> all the same, they're all extreme. >> emily blout is a 28-year-old grad student in arlington, virginia, and she's voting for the president mostly because of social issues. she likes the president's health care reform and its guaranteed coverage of contraception. she does not like that mitt romney would repeal the reform and that romney opposes most abortions. when the republican controlled legislature in virginia voted to force women getting an abortion to view the fetus on an ultrasound, blout felt that women were being targeted. >> in virginia, i see an
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absolutely a war against women in virginia. >> a war against women. >> a war against women. i want to make my own decisions between me and my doctor and nobody else. that's what they're targeting. >> a voter in herndon, virginia, calls the notion of a war on women preposterous. she's a telecom manager and mother of two, she supports romney because her issue is the sputtering economy. >> i'm very concerned about being able to afford getting my children to college and myself to retirement. >> in the latest poll by cbs news, the president leads mitt romney with women voters by ten points nationwide. but by more in some of the key swing states. in polls done in august by quinnipiac, cbs news and "the new york times," the president's lead with female voters was 14 points in virginia, 13 in ohio and 12 points in florida. in all of these states, the president is running social issue ads, aimed at women stressing the romney-ryan
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positions on abortion and contraception. >> mitt romney opposes coverage for contraception. >> romney has appeal among married voters like mary. with them, romney has a four-point lead in the polls. >> i love you women. >> that's why ann romney stressed so many pocketbook concerns in last week's convention speech. >> the good jobs, the chance at college. that home you want to buy just get harder. >> when mr. romney argues he will be the better job creator, that resonates with you? >> yes, it does. he knows how to run a company. he's been a ceo. he has run the winter olympics. he knows how to get the job done, how to hire people, how to create jobs and how to create wealth. >> but emily's support for the president is also based on the pocketbook. the financial relief she feels with the certainty of health insurance. >> it's intimately connected to the economy and my ability to get a job and my ability to make
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a good life for me and my future children. >> wyatt andrews, cbs news, arlington, virginia. coming up after your local news on "cbs this morning," from the democratic national convention, we'll hear from chicago mayor rahm emanuel and new york senator charles schumer. and a conversation with nfl star aaron foster. that's the morning news for this wednesday. i'm terrell brown. take care everybody. i'm terrell brown. take care everybody. have a great day. -- captions by vitac -- ,,,,
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